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About Turkey
OFFICIAL NAME Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)
FOUNDER Mustafa Kemal ATATüRK ( 1881-1938 )
LOCATION Situated in Europe and Asia. The European part is called Thrace, the Asian part is called Anatolia
AREA 814,578 square kilometers (3% in Europe, 97% in Asia)
CAPITAL Ankara
CLIMATE Temperate. Hot and dry summers with mild and rainy winters; harsher conditions in interior areas.
POPULATION 72 million (2005)
POPULATION GROWTH RATE %1,2
LANGUAGE Turkish
CURRENCY New Turkish Lira (YTL)
RELIGION 99% Muslim 1% Armenian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Catholic and others
STATE SYSTEM Parliamentary Democracy
GNP 361 billion USD (2005)
GNP PER CAPITA 6750 USD (2005)
GNP GROWTH RATE 7.6% (2005)
INFLATION RATE 7.72% (2005)
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 10,3% (2005)
FOREIGN TRADE VOLUME 190 billion USD (2005)
ARMED FORCES 600,000 personnel 2nd largest armed forces in NATO
LITERACY RATE 86.50% (2000)
NUMBER OF TOURISTS RECEIVED 21 million (2005)
TOURISM INCOME 18 billion USD (2005)
NUMBER OF TURKISH CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD 4,03 million (Mainly in Europe)
TIME ZONE Local time is GMT+2 hours
ELECTRICITY 220 volts a.c.
MEASURES AND WEIGHTS Metric and kilo systems

By Turkish Embassy in Beijing

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